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Old 06-21-2016, 12:56 PM
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I received a note about this meter. If anyone has used it - and especially if anyone has compared it to an AlphaTrak, let us know what you think of it.

http://www.advocatemeters.com/#!onli...egory=18181049
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:05 PM
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Looks like the strips are about $1 each if purchased directly.

http://www.advocatemeters.com/#!onli...egory=18181049

$30 from Amazon right now

https://www.amazon.com/Advocate-PetT.../dp/B00WM2FU7M
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:07 PM
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They are promoting the meter, which they will send for $7 shipping and handling.

https://youtu.be/MpldkPT9Iuw
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For the others who ordered this meter, how are your readings comparing? I'm still getting very close readings between this Advocate Pettester and my Alphatrak. I am testing with both meters first thing in the morning for comparison, then using the Advocate for testing the other 2 times during the day. I am well pleased with how it is working for me. I really like how it just sucks up the blood so quickly. I actually think it uses less blood, and it's much easier to get the blood onto the little test strip than the Alphatrak.
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and it's much easier to get the blood onto the little test strip than the Alphatrak.
. I've only used my PetTest 4-5 times because I had a container of AlphaTrak strips that were about to reach the expiry date that I wanted to use. I posted the results earlier. Will start using the PetTest next week for more routine testing after using up these older AlphaTrak strips (will still have 2 fresh containers of AlphaTrak strips).

I actually dislike the size / shape of the PetTest meter (too "boxy"). The length of the test strip is very short, and only sticks out a little from the end of the meter. I find myself needing to twist my hand to get the test strip to the blood droplet. I'm sure I'll get use to the shape of the PetTest meter after a bit of use.

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Old 07-04-2016, 10:33 AM
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I agree with you Craig in the meter being too boxy, and it's heavier (because of the batteries, I think). But, I don't seem to have trouble holding it to get the blood on there. I've been having trouble seeing the little point on the alphatrak stick to get the blood on there. Guess my eyes aren't what they used to be. I'm not stopping use of my Alphatrak all together, but at least I feel I have a fairly good alternative now and will be able to save a little bit of money on the strips and still know how my little guy is doing.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:29 PM
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Just ordered both the meter & test strips from Amazon. Adding another meter to my collection, think that makes 9 meters in the house

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Ha! I figured you would Craig. House of Glucometer Craig!!
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Please let us know once you have had a chance to test it. If it's good, I want to add it to the main website page:

http://k9diabetes.com/monitoring.html

I deleted a couple of meters from the page over the years when they proved to be unreliable, so nothing gets added until someone like a Craig tests it.

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